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d'Oliveira & Associates Issues Webpage With Current Information On Transvaginal Mesh Patch Lawsuits

d'Oliveira & Associates Issues Press Release With Current Information On Transvaginal Mesh Patch Lawsuits

(PRWEB) February 12, 2013

Transvaginal mesh patch is a medical device that is implanted across the vaginal wall in order to provide support to the surrounding tissue and organs. The medical device is most commonly used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Transvaginal mesh has been manufactured by Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, and other manufacturers. As of October 20, 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received over 1,000 reports that transvaginal mesh has caused unfavorable side effects. These side effects include urinary complications, perforation, infection, and recurrence of POP or SUI. Additionally, three deaths have been linked to the medical device. The alleged complications from the device have caused the FDA call for manufacturers of transvaginal mesh to conduct further medical studies. Johnson & Johnson has since stopped marketing the device and has voluntarily recalled it.

Source:
Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh: Update on the Safety and Effectiveness of Transvaginal Placement for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, July 2011
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/UCM262760.pdf
Transvaginal Mesh Patch Lawsuits

In California, the first jury verdict for a patient who received the transvaginal mesh patch was returned. The jury awarded Christine Scott $5 million and her husband $500,000 for injuries caused by Avaulta Mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard. In Texas, a woman filed a lawsuit after receiving the Johnson & Johnson Gynecare Prolift. The transvaginal mesh caused the woman to suffer from incontinence, bleeding, dyspareunia, extrusion and significant mental and physical pain and suffering. It has been reported that thousands transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed. Boston Scientific has been named in about 2,500 transvaginal mesh lawsuits for its Pinnacle Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Kit and other similar transvaginal mesh products.
{ Scott v. Kannappan, S-1500-CV-266034-WDE, Superior Court for Kern County, California (Bakersfield).}

Do You Have A Transvaginal Mesh Patch Claim?

If you believe that you or one of your loved ones have been injured by transvaginal mesh patch, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer regarding a medical device claim. A transvaginal mesh lawyer familiar with new developments in the investigation of the transvaginal mesh medical device may be able to help you make important personal and legal decisions. d'Oliveira & Associates, P.C. is working with some of the leading medical device lawyers and defective device lawyers in the country who are handling these cases.

Please contact the law offices of d'Oliveira & Associates, P.C. at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out a contact form for a free legal consultation.

Cite:
http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women-combined-surgical-treatment

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